“Body For Hire: The Full Bodyguard Training Series” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip and also text program on the fundamentals of executive defense. The teachers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and also Bill Thompson all have a wide range of expertise and also they share a fair bit in this program. For the individual that wants to know more regarding the area of exec defense, this would be an excellent place to begin. For someone that took a course from Hawk East, this is a good refresher course to have. I also intend to state first that I such as that Roger Hair put a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the case. I recognized with Carter’s work as well as bear in mind when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I appreciate him, his knowledge, as well as his solution to our nation.
The initial component of this review will concentrate on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll mention a few of my problems concerning these DVDs initially, and then get on to what I liked concerning them, and there is a lot more great than adverse, and the negative as you’ll see is everything about the production worths not content.
These DVDs were initial recorded on VHS and then moved to DVD. Most of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to expensive menu web pages, having the ability to miss to particular parts of the program, etc. You do not get that with this program, and that is my most significant grievance. There is a lots of information right here, as well as it would certainly be more easy to use if you had a menu and can miss ideal to the topic you wish to watch. So even though they are DVDs, it resembles seeing a VHS tape without food selections, scene option, etc.
Enough keeping that, you understand. Now on the great, and there’s a great deal. The teachers do an excellent job of presenting a great deal of info for those that want to find out about exec security. They provide well and also the sound and photo is clear. Crucial, other than some devices that might be outdated, the info they present is sound as well as beneficial. I’ll now go through the 3 volumes individually with what they have.
The initial disc, quantity 1, is nearly entirely in the classroom. The only portion of this quantity not in the classroom is a short sector with Rick Reynolds outside searching a car. With that said, they did a good work of filming as well as editing the class product with various views of the speakers and cut-aways to the students so you were not just looking at the same scene after that entire time. Currently to the excellent stuff, the components of the class instruction.
Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. as well as Rick Reynolds are all really well-informed on the topic and also they dispel many misconceptions about the exec defense field with their training. They are not there to produce knuckle dragging bone crushers, yet instead enlightened, articulate, motivated experts that are willing to handle the responsibility of keeping customers secure. I such as that they mention that 90% of the task is advance job and maintaining customers far from risks.
This is a standard course, however as Carter claims, “Basics are important.” During the tools choice part, points such as how you dress, tools, holsters, body armor, briefcases, and sunglasses are reviewed. A few of the equipment as well as devices gone over in this program might be obsoleted. To disregard the collection as a result of this would be foolhardy, because the reasons behind the tools are still valuable to understand. Fundamental terms is talked about. Once again, this is a basic program and some individuals will not recognize with these terms, so I rejoice they were included.
Customer analyses as well as kinds of protection are gone over. This volume likewise consists of a sector on searching for bombs with methods to browse constant and also extensive. Protective developments and planning are reviewed. Things such as group positioning as well as principles when under attack are taught. The teachers look at motorcade safety and also motorists.
I truly like that the teachers mention that much of safety work is not glamorous. It’s not all Hollywood action.
The 2nd disc, Quantity 2, relocates outside with Dave Bartram advising a class on firearms educating at the array. He shows standard gun concepts, including Weaver position, target option, using sights, capturing on the action, and weapon retention. With all of these, you can’t become skilled by simply watching the DVD. You need to venture out as well as technique. Preferably with a teacher, and after that use the DVD as refresher material for your continued training. There is also an area on auto glass ballistics that I liked. Excellent info if you ever have to contend or from a vehicle. The firearms training occupies concerning the first hour of the DVD.
The program then proceeds with vehicle procedures as well as covers points such as car pre-flights, vehicle choice, as well as incredibly elusive driving. They reveal diagrams of cars doing L Transforms, J Turns, and Reverse 180s, as well as showing actual vehicles doing them, as well as inside sights of the vehicle drivers placing the lorries with these strategies. Again, you will not excel by simply viewing, you require to have a safe place to exercise these. If you can go to a school, that is best, and use this as testimonial product. If not, do what they instruct in a refuge and also find out these before you ever need them for real. They additionally cover ramming techniques as well as clearing distances.
The last brief section is back London bodyguard services in the class where they demonstrate how to draw out the concept from risk and also review non-verbal notifies that can establish with your customer.
Disc 3, Volume 3 of the collection, starts with Costs Thompson showing as well as walking you with a vehicle bomb search. It’s a 26 min segment that aids you recognize what to try to find as well as where when searching cars for eruptive devices.
Next, Roger Hair reviews standard eating decorum. If you recognize with dining at elegant places, you might understand this. However, if your eating experiences are junk food locations, you will certainly want to take heed and also discover what is instructed below prior to you participate in a fancy meal with a customer.
Bill Thompson returns to review communication tools. He goes over a lot of details, some of which may be dated due to the advances in equipment. No matter, he brings up some very crucial factors you must take into consideration when picking equipment that is available today.
The last sector is a lecture by Tom Carter before a platform with a black background. Carter is not one of the most energetic or computer animated speaker, and he does make use of notes, yet he additionally imparts a wide range of info. It’s not interesting details, however it is essential for the safety and security trade. Much of the lecture is on guarding exclusive details for your customers. He talks about danger analyses, safeguarding living locations, and surveillance as well as counter-surveillance. There was likewise a brief section on hotel choice with scenes inside a resort prior to finishing the lecture back at the platform with black history.
I did discover that this 3rd disc ended a little bit quickly at 1:55:50. There was no actual verdict, the program just mosted likely to some resources for additional information.
Despite the absence of menus, scene choice, as well as “flash” a lot of DVDs have, I located this readied to be extremely interesting with standard info that is incredibly essential for the executive protection expert. It’s not amazing or extravagant, but undoubtedly important for the work.
Along with the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has actually assembled a huge workbook to go along with the video clip presentation. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no fuss, however loaded with valuable info. It’s not truly a book, however instead a large 3 ring binder consisting of numerous “chapters” on numerous subjects. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you get when participating in a seminar our program, as opposed to a text book. The web pages have an image duplicate look, yet are still dark and legible. No matter format, it’s the info that is essential, and also there is a whole lot here.